Top Ten Best Detective Movies


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1Sherlock Holmes

This movie has the best plot. You don't come to know the real mystery till the end. The acting by Robert Downey Jr. ^^ Jude Law is remarkable. A must watch mystery movie.

What a good film this is! The plot is unpredictable. Everybody is strongly recommended to watch this great movie.

it's the best of all detective movies
awesome sherlock holmes it one of my best film ever seen before
just watch it you don't regret it

Best detective movie ever made and might as well be the best! Thumbs up!

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Good atmosphere, story and twist at the end. All the actors deliver great performances. Must see for anybody, anywhere.

It's an incredible movie! It's got Morgan Freeman and Brad Pitt, how can you beat that

Damn great movie you must see it the great ending best acting from morgan freeman and brad pitt

Good story, must see movie

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I would Chinatown as number 1

Chinatown is the greatest. Period

4Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows

This movie is just 'overthrow' its previous sequel. The storyline is more complicated, more complex, but also very genius, very smart, and there's a lot comedy scene too. Holmes and Watson relationship is more 'intensified' here.
And this movie also convince me more that Robert Downey Jr. Is very suitable played as Sherlock Holmes. People say that he is not good just because Robert is American, not British just like the rest of the actors who have played Holmes. I love Robert Downey Jr because of his role as Sherlock Holmes, he doesn't look smart from his appearance but deep down in his head is the most genius mind that ever existed. That's why, to me, Robert Downey Jr. Is the most perfect Sherlock Holmes.

Basically I'm Sherlock Holmes fan. I have complete seasons of The Adventure of Sherlock Holmes, Jeremy Brett as Sherlock Holmes.

Really enjoyed the acting, the story was great as well. I also thought that the slow motion camera work on some of the action was a great touch, especially when it showed what was about to happen, and how he planned everything. These movies are brilliant.

It's a very cool and a smart film... There are lots of complexes, twists and turns... But however the story moves in a smart way...

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5Bad Boys II

Will Smith and Martin Lawrence make such comedy magic. Who needs Janet Scott and Rachael Baily when you can have Mike Lowery and Marcus Burnett?

6The X-Files: I Want to Believe

Do I really need to say why? I mean, Mulder, Scully, does anybody need anything else? I don't think so! I need them back!

A great movie! It's not just a cheap detective, it's a deep, very tender and philosophical thing... The X Files the best!

It's a real classic of T.V. shows. It was balanced movie, with great characters and basic aim with humanity. I really need them back

One of the best movies with double plot! Great characters' storyline between Mulder and Scully! Love them!

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7Rear Window

Really good scenes and very classical... Sood 1

8Rush Hour 3

I laughed my ass off the whole way through this film! It's amazing! - IronSabbathPriest

9Minority Report

GOOd and Fast Movie

10L.A. Confidential

The Contenders

11Bad Boys
12The Heat
13Mulholland Dr.
14The Maltese Falcon

This list proves that it is mainly younger adults and kids that do most of the internet surfing. Most of the probably haven't even HEARD of The Maltese Falcon, let alone seen it. Falcon, Chinatown and The Big Sleep should be jockeying for positions 1-3 on this list. Bad Boys?!? Really? And Shawshank, while a great PRISON film is NOT a detective film, so how is it even a"contender" in this category?!?

This is a silly list. Dumb movies like Sherlock Holmes and Bad Boys II ranked above Chinatown and The Maltese Falcon. Go figure.

Bad boys is higher laugh out loud

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15Rush Hour
16The Silence of the Lambs

Based on famous detective, horrible, mysterious novel that the movie has improved these character of murder and violence childhood. palpitating!

Just awesome! Love this movie!

17Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang

I love this movie!. the way Robert Downey Jr acts! Love it!

18Rush Hour 2

Jackie Chan and Chris Tucker are super funny in this


One of the best thrillers I've seen. It's creepy but very addictive. Great film!


I love this film so much, great performance from Dennis hopper, Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock including Jeff Daniels and Joe Morton - roblist

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List StatsUpdated 28 Nov 2015

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Top Remixes

1. Chinatown
2. L.A. Confidential
3. Seven
1. Bad Boys II
2. Sherlock Holmes
3. Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows
1. The Silence of the Lambs
2. Rear Window
3. Vertigo



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